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Donohue and Boyken Attend Economic Development Training with National Speaker

April 22, 2016

Monica Boyken and Alli Donohue of the Phelps County Development Corporation in Holdrege recently attended a training program designed to provide rural Nebraskan economic development (ED) professionals with information on the latest tools, strategies, and trends in economic development. The training, co-sponsored by Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) and Black Hills Energy (BHE), featured nationally... Continue Reading  

Betty Sayers Receives Seventh Generation Award

March 10, 2016

Lyons, NE – The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to announce that Betty Sayers, co-founder of Nebraska Rural Living from Holdrege, NE, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Seventh Generation Award. She will be honored for her integrity and leadership at a special awards banquet Friday, March 11, held on the eve of... Continue Reading  

South Platte United Chambers Sees Need to Hit the Refresh Button

February 22, 2015

By David Hendee / World-Herald staff writer HOLDREGE, Neb. — They don’t wear gray flannel suits with trousers hitched up by suspenders anymore. They admit, however, to graying hair and an aging membership. After more than eight decades, one of rural Nebraska’s most effective lobbying organizations is at a crossroads. The South Platte United Chambers... Continue Reading  

With fewer people interested in SPUCC, will leaders decide to reorganize or disband?

February 7, 2015

By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer HOLDREGE — The South Platte United Chambers of Commerce was ahead of its time as America’s first regional chamber organization. However, it was created just in time to play an important role in the future of Central Public Power and Irrigation District, one of many important economic development projects... Continue Reading  

Hometown competitiveness focus of SPUCC meeting Tuesday

January 13, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska — The South Platte United Chambers of Commerce invites all rural Nebraskans interested in attracting graduates of rural high schools back to their communities to dinner and a presentation Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Town Talk Restaurant in Cambridge, Nebraska. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a... Continue Reading